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Despite gun debate, ATF still boxed in by politics

10/06/2013 6:47am
When President Barack Obama picked B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it looked like the moment had arrived when the beleaguered ATF would reassert itself as an agency with teeth.

Lew warns of dangers if borrowing limit not raised

10/06/2013 7:03am
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says it will be "dangerous" and "reckless" for Congress to pass an October deadline without raising the government's borrowing limit.

Libya bristles at US raid that captured militant

10/06/2013 6:26pm
A suspected Libyan al-Qaida figure nabbed by U.S. special forces in a dramatic operation in Tripoli was living freely in his homeland for the past two years, after a trajectory that took him to Sudan, Afghanistan and Iran, where he had been detained for years, his family said Sunday. The Libyan government bristled at the raid, asking Washington to explain the "kidnapping."

Kerry 'pleased' with Syria chemical disarmament

10/06/2013 9:53pm
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the United States and Russia are "very pleased" with the progress made so far in destroying Syria's chemical weapons stocks.

Raids suggest future shape of counterterror bids

10/06/2013 10:10pm
The U.S. commando raids in Libya and Somalia suggest the future shape of U.S. counterterrorism efforts _ brief, targeted raids against highly sought extremist figures _ and highlight the rise of Africa as a terrorist haven.